Leah has started to show an interest in her name and what it looks like in print. I ensure her name has a purpose such as labelling her belongings or writing birthday cards. She enjoys using felt pens; so I wrote her name using a yellow highlighter and encouraged her to trace over the letters independently using different colours. She is in the early stages of holding mark making implements and still uses a whole hand grasp. When she is ready, she will begin to use a tripod grasp.